Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Simon Rattle

Simon Rattle, 1988

Simon Rattle was photographed by Karsh on this day, October 24, in 1988. Rattle (b. 1955) is a British-German conductor who rose to international prominence while he was music director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra from 1980 to 1998.

Rattle was principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic from 2002 to 2018. He has been the music director of the London Symphony Orchestra since September 2017.